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LINGUIST List 20.3278

Tue Sep 29 2009

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/Japan

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        1.    Peter Backhaus, Communication in Institutional Elderly Care

Message 1: Communication in Institutional Elderly Care
Date: 28-Sep-2009
From: Peter Backhaus <backhauphotmail.com>
Subject: Communication in Institutional Elderly Care
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Communication in Institutional Elderly Care

Date: 01-Oct-2009 - 02-Oct-2009
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Peter Backhaus
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

This conference brings together researchers of communication in institutional elderly care. Its aim is to get a better idea of the communicative properties of caring facilities and to discuss differences and similarities in cross-cultural comparison.

1 October (Thu)

Welcoming Remarks

Session 1: Case Studies (Chair: Florian Coulmas)

Trine Heinemann: ''Communication between Home Helpers and Elderly Citizens in Denmark''

Margaret Maclagan and Annabel Grant: ''Care of People with Alzheimer's Disease in New Zealand''

Boyd H. Davis and Mary K. Smith: ''Dementia Care Communication in Residential Facilities: Intersections of Training and Research''

Session 2: Applied Perspectives (Chair: Heidi Hamilton)

Ellen Ryan: ''Using Narrative Arts to Foster Personhood in Dementia''

Rosemary Lubinski: ''Strategies for Creating a Positive Communication Environment in Long Term Care Settings''

Coffee Break

Kristine Williams: ''Elderspeak in Dementia Care: Incidence and Outcomes''

2 October (Fri)

Session 3: Case Studies (Chair: Rosemary Lubinski)

Peter Backhaus: ''Me Nurse You Resident: Institutional Role Play in a Japanese Caring Facility''

Agnes Maria Engbersen: ''Communication in a Dutch Caring Institution''

Session 4: Beyond the Institution (Chair: Ellen Ryan)

Heidi Hamilton: ''At the Intersection of Art, Alzheimer's disease, and Discourse: Talk in Response to Museum Paintings''

Christina K. Englert: ''Interactions among Autonomously Living Elderly and Elderly Living in a Caring Facility''

Yoshiko Matsumoto: ''Discourse of Non-institutionalized Elderly Women in Japan''

Final Discussion

Each presentation includes 15 minutes for discussion.

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